The Regional Education Agreement (REA) is an agreement developed and vetted by the Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
This agreement was developed to:
- Meet the DCYF mandate under RCW 74.13.560 to develop protocols with school districts; and
- Meet the mandate for school districts to develop written transportation procedures and formal collaboration agreements as required under Section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
The REA template was developed as a standard, state-wide agreement that meets the majority of district standards under the foster care provisions of Title 1, Part A for the Consolidated Program Review (CPR). This template meets the requirement that each school district establish a written agreement in collaboration with DCYF.
If your school district does not have a signed, fully executed REA, or you have questions, please contact your district Foster Care Liaison and/or the DCYF Regional Education Lead for your district.